Check out the new song from Kickz aka Dolce – Girls Kissing Girls
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I’m a Chicago boy to my soul, I was born in the Chi, raised in the Chi and that’s where my heart will always be. So Chi town rap is in my blood – everything from Legit Ballaz aka Twista and Todd Nitty, Speed Knott Mobstaz, Do or Die, Snypaz, Common, Lupe Fiasco, and Kanye. Chi-town rap isn’t the only music I grew up on, but it brings me a sense of pride, it’s from my city. I’m not gonna give you some sob story, I’m a give you the truth. I’ve lived all around the city and I’ve lived in the burbs. I’ve been through a lot of craziness and I would say that’s one of the biggest things that’s made me who I am. I can get crazy, unstable, and out of control. My music is my life. It’s a little part of all of me. I work hard for everything I make and every song I create. I’ll never stop. This is just the beginning. Next, it’s the world.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
It’s called “Girls Kissing Girls”. The craziest part about this song is my producer T.BEATS made it about a year before he met me. He named the beat Wiley for some reason. My last name is Wyley and when I heard it I knew I had to make something to embody who I am. It’s explicit, vulgar, raunchy, and pure awesomeness in audio form just how I like it. I know you will too. It’s on my mixtape “Mr. Who The Fuck Is He?” Check it out, it’s audio addiction.
What are you currently working on and what can we expect to see?
I’m working on my second mixtape called “TruthMOVEMENT.” That’s my team, my motto and philosophy. We’re taking over the world, first your ears then then your TVs. You can expect more of my soul in my music, more of my past. You can expect the truth because your favorite rappers are telling lies. I got to change that. Kickz aka Dolce will change the way you look at music.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
The hardest challenges are setting yourself up for an opportunity to get seen. They are out there, but you have to search, network, and start off small. Never stop. It may seem like it’s going nowhere, but even the smallest shows give you experience. I’ve met some connections during smaller shows. I’ve also meet some good artists that I’m going to work with in the future. Never give up.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
There was a fire at my apartment and I lost my computer. It had all of my music, recordings, and works in progress, my beats, and my life. There’s only one thing you can do when something like that happens, use it to fuel your passion. I started over with new beats, writing instead of typing my songs, and I made the mixtape. It did set me back huge, but one thing is that I’ll never do is quit. This is my life.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
I think the biggest thing people have to be careful of is getting discouraged. It’s not going to happen overnight. You’re gonna have to put in long hours, spend money, and fight for what you want. No one’s gonna come to you and ask, “do you want to be a rapper?” I’m glad it doesn’t because it’s the struggle that builds the hunger. I’m starving and I’m ready to eat.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Never give up. I know how easy it is to feel like it’s not going anywhere. That’s when you have to work harder. Make better lyrics, get better beats, and record in bigger studios. If you always upgrade what you’re doing better then you were before, then no one can say anything about your hustle. I’ll never take no for an answer and failure is not an option.
What are the best ways to sell your products as an artist?
Send it, promote it, and take it everywhere with you. You might have to give something out free before you get anything in return, but look at it as an investment for the future.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Social media is your friend. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, anything you can do to connect with a lot of people. It’s free promotion, you just have to put the time in – no one’s gonna do it for you.
Where can people visit you?
check out the mixtape: